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FOX20 to begin airing 10 p.m. local newcast

Looks like Chico is getting another nightly TV news broadcast, beginning sometime next week.

While no one wanted to go on the record, word is KRCR’s Channel 7 in Redding is putting together a Chico-based news team that will broadcast out of the FOX20 studios in downtown Chico during the 10 p.m. time slot. The two stations are both owned by Bonten Media Group and Esteem Broadcasting of Bristol, Va., which bought them last year.

Included on the FOX20 news team will be current KRCR correspondent Tyler May and veteran TV news reporter Jerry Olenyn, who occasionally writes for this paper. One other member of the team is Colin Steiner, who up until March 19 was a news reporter and board operator for KCHO radio.